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AIM To report the findings in a patient treated by repeated intravitreal bevacizumab (Avastin) injections, followed by macular relocation and excision of subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane (CNV). METHODS Histopathological evaluation of the CNV specimen, including immunohistochemical assessment. RESULTS During surgical excision, the CNV seemed to(More)
Human acellular dermal matrix (ADM) is commonly used in the surgical closure of soft tissue defects not amenable to primary repair. Adipose-derived stem cell (ASC) therapy in the context of soft tissue loss may enhance local microvascular density and wound healing [3]. The current study aimed to determine whether ASCs adhere to ADM in vitro and whether stem(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Sciatica is a common clinical condition that can be extremely painful, disabling and life-changing. Whether conservative or surgical treatment for sciatica secondary to an intervertebral disc prolapse is most effective is still much debated. An important component of conservative treatment is physiotherapy, which aims to promote(More)
We present a case of a right external hemipelvectomy for chondroblastic osteosarcoma originating from the right ilium and reconstruction with salvage parts; cardiopulmonary bypass preserved anterior thigh free flap. The resection required sacrifice of the right common iliac artery and vein and the entire right gluteus maximus muscle. The first stage of the(More)
Cutaneous mercury (Hg) granuloma is a rare disorder caused by the traumatic introduction of elemental Hg into skin or soft tissue. Typically, cutaneous elemental Hg deposits cause limited systemic effects. Prominent systemic toxicity may, however, occasionally occur. Herein we report a case of cutaneous Hg granuloma resulting in chronic painful local wounds(More)
1. Female Sprague-Dawley rats (Rattus norvegicus) were randomly assigned to various dietary treatments containing: (1) 100% Purina rodent chow, ad libitum; (2) same as 1, but restricted to daily intake of 7; (3) 50% rodent chow (w/w) and 50% endophyte-free tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea) seed; (4) same as 3, but restricted to intake of 5; (5) 50% rodent(More)
Ankyloglossum superius (or ankyloglossia superior) is a rare congenital craniofacial condition characterized by tongue tip adherence to the hard palate and associated limb abnormalities. There have been few reports of this condition in the literature. We present a patient with ankyloglossum superius syndrome and discuss diagnosis and surgical management.